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µTorrent v3.5.5.45838 Updated Adware

billon on 21 Nov 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Vurlix

µTorrent (or uTorrent) is a lightweight BitTorrent client that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, file level priorities, configurable bandwidth scheduler and speed limiters, even the ability to only run while user activity is detected. Also includes boss key, built-in search function and RSS capability for subscribed downloads.

Note that this software was changed to adware after being added to the Portable Freeware database.

Alternatively, µTorrent Portable is also available, which automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download uTorrent.exe to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty text file called settings.dat in the same folder
  3. Launch uTorrent.exe
Similar/alternative apps: qBittorrent, Halite
What's new? See:
http://www.should.keepfree.de/utorrent_alltime_changelogs.txt
Latest comments
ashghost on 2017-12-24 23:19

@robzuc: see 'What is "portable"' on the "about" page: https://www.portablefreeware.com/about.php Not leaving stuff behind is not "stealth" in the parlance here, and uTorrent works fine when moving from machine to machine and saves your settings.

Peter202 on 2019-05-17 14:49

After i extracted uTorrent.exe 3.5.5 with 7-zip in the extracted folder there are couple of .dll files. Are they needed? Can i delete them?

billon on 2019-05-17 20:35

@Peter202:

No, only file you need is Carrier.exe renamed to uTorrent.exe
And created settings.dat

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DTaskManager v1.57.10 Updated

billon on 21 Nov 2020
  • 547KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by rw14c

DTaskManager adds additional features above Windows' native Task Manager including batch termination and control over even protected system processes. The program can suspend and reactivate processes (useful for effectively "pausing" a program without closing) as well as automatically managing process priority. When ending a program, three different ways are available to kill a processes, including End, Quit, Kill and Kill Process Override for even increasingly stubborn programs.

Note: To save settings check "Save on exit" under the "Options" menu.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DTaskManager.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Daphne, Process Hacker, Task Manager DeLuxe
What's new? See:
https://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/DTaskManager-Changelog-34426.html
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-12-11 21:30

@MIKLO: did you notice Windows 10 isn't listed under system requirements?

MIKLO on 2017-04-03 14:02

@Midas Oops Duh, I guess ya gotta be smarter than the software which I was not. lol Thanks for the heads up^
MIKLO

MIKLO on 2017-12-19 14:30

Now I can try because Windoze 10 is listed in system requirements.
MIKLO

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Q-Dir v8.99.9 Updated

billon on 19 Nov 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by Island Boy

Q-Dir is a quad-pane file explorer that supports favorites, file/color filtering, export to XLS/CSV/TXT/HTML, screen magnifier, quick preview etc.

Alternately, Q-Dir Portable at PortableApps.com automatically switches between 32/64-bit and is approved by the publisher.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Q-Dir.exe or Q-Dir_x64.exe (for64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: CubicExplorer
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/Q-Dir/History
Latest comments
Mithril on 2016-03-27 20:53

Well, i found the solution myself. Don't know if this option is new or not but its the first time i noticed. So, when dragging files into another window or tab in Q-dir, at the bottom it says "Start drop in new process"! (and recycle bin and email aswell) ha! and just drop it on this button.. nothing will freez! magic :) Thanks anyway folks.
Q-dir is great.

penthe on 2016-12-30 15:28

The Q-Dir 64 installer 6.47 is not installing, last time there was also a problem with the 64 installer. They should be checking first before releasing the installer.

starshakur on 2018-05-05 15:17

Can't recommend Q-Dir to anyone, freezes while copying, Q-Dir windows turns black, crashes. Windows 10 64-Bit, tried Q-Dir 32-Bit & 64-Bit, tried the PortableApps version, all of them buggy as hell. That*s probably the reason why the developer frequently updates it. 2 years back Mithril wrote about something that's still happening.

Time to start looking for an alternative, till then i'll use Windows Explorer.

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calibre v5.5.0 Updated

billon on 13 Nov 2020
  • 140MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

calibre is a feature-rich e-book library management application with a variety of useful functions including viewer, editor, online book and news search/download, device-specific e-book conversion, batch metadata tools, and content server for online access to your collection.

The program syncs automatically with many different physical devices. It supports a variety of ebook and document formats.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, Calibre Portable and X-calibre, as well as a WinXP-compatible version are also available.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Trolltech
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable installer" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch calibre-portable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TEBookConverter
What's new? See:
https://calibre-ebook.com/whats-new
Latest comments
olliebean on 2018-02-24 08:29

Incidentally there's an official portable version available on the Calibre website (https://calibre-ebook.com/download_portable), which works fine and appears to be stealth. (No Trolltech keys.)

AndTheWolf on 2020-07-17 14:13

calibre-ebook.com/download_windows states that current Calibre versions are for Windows 8 and higher, and the last version to fully support Window 7 is calibre 3.48. Downloads for 3.48, including the portable installer version, are at download.calibre-ebook.com/3.48.0/. You should change the system requirements.

JohnTHaller on 2020-07-20 20:36

AndTheWolf - Although not officially supported, the current release works fine on Windows 7. PortableApps.com is testing every release for compatibility with Windows 7 as part of packaging calibre Portable. One of us will update the listing if something changes in the future.

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AutoHideDesktopIcons v4.44 Updated

billon on 9 Nov 2020
  • 164KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Nov 2020
  • Suggested by USBman

AutoHideDesktopIcons allows you to hide/unhide all desktop icons after a preset time.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AutoHideDesktopIcons_p.exe.
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AutoHideDesktopIcons/History
Latest comments
donald on 2011-09-16 17:56

I will attempt to post on application website but ...
"Always start minimized (To Tray)" option does not work.

I have not seen changes occur to the configuration file (AutoHideDesktopIcons.ini) for this setting.

I will also ask about command line option to start minimized.

donald on 2011-09-22 00:45

Please note the immediate response of the developer.

This is a very nice and handy piece of software from a very prolific developer.

I have only seen first rate software from this developer.

freakazoid on 2013-12-02 00:03

Neat little app. Uses around 1.0 - 1.5MB RAM. GUI is a little ugly like all SoftwareOK apps, but you'll probably want to start this in the system tray and forget it! :)

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POP Peeper v5.0.3 Updated

billon on 21 Oct 2020
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by falrob

POP Peeper is an email notifier that alerts you when you have new email on any of your accounts. You can also send emails using SMTP or through Webmail directly from POP Peeper.

To enable secure connections, see forum instructions.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Liteware/Adware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to temporary folder
  2. Delete the folders Pro and Themes and the files PPconvert.exe and PpHelper.exe
  3. Launch POPPeeper.exe
  4. When prompted to "Store Data in my Application Data folder", select Store Data for Portability and then uncheck Run POP Peeper at Windows Startup
What's new? See:
https://www.esumsoft.com/products/pop-peeper/versionhistory/
Latest comments
Ding-A-Ling on 2017-12-07 11:29

Version 4.5.0.0 is now available.

Pendrive on 2020-09-14 23:34

This should now be marked as adware as, with the v5.0, I'm regularly seeing a banner saying stuff like: "Support POP Peeper by purchasing Pro or the Plus Pack https://www.esumsoft.com/buy/".

JudyGarland on 2020-10-22 05:30

5.0.3 - it always tries to connect to a site each time it starts, despite automatic updates are deactivated.
4.5.3 works fine for me and doesnt show this curious behaviour.

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AlwaysMouseWheel v5.05 Updated

billon on 8 Oct 2020
  • 152KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Oct 2020
  • Suggested by lautrepay

AlwaysMouseWheel allows you to scroll (via mouse wheel) any window under the mouse, even if that window is not in the foreground. This is especially useful when referencing multiple windows without losing focus on the primary window (e.g. taking notes).

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AlwaysMouseWheel_p.exe or AlwaysMouseWheel_x64_p.exe (for 64-bit OS).
Similar/alternative apps: WizMouse, DesktopOK
What's new? See:
https://softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/AlwaysMouseWheel/History
Latest comments
shnbwmn on 2016-01-21 21:45

Win 10 now includes this by default, for people who have upgraded and still thought they had to use this app :)

Midas on 2017-10-27 10:17

It should be noted that DesktopOK (see https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1692) also includes similar functionality...

webfork on 2017-10-29 22:11

@Midas: agreed, added to the "similar" apps

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Everything v1.4.1.992 Updated

billon on 19 Sep 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Drutt

Everything is a powerful search tool that locates files and folders by file name instantly, and includes an FTP and Web server interface. It also can search files by their contents. Unlike Windows search, Everything initially displays all files and folders on your computer. You simply type in part of the desired file name to limit what files and folders are displayed instantly. The more you type, the more specific the list becomes.

Note that the instant-search capability only works on NTFS/ReFS-formatted drives and only uses file and folder names in a file index. The program can separately catalog non-NTFS/ReFS and network servers for searching on a schedule.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package depending on your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Everything.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: HDDB, Ultra File Search Lite, UltraSearch
What's new? See:
https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/whats_new/.
Latest comments
Nh on 2017-04-29 18:41

In case it does not remembers sort order, you have to edit 2 lines in Everything.ini:

sort=Type
always_keep_sort=1

__philippe on 2019-01-26 04:54

Everything v1.4.1.932

Cumulative detailed changelog: https://www.voidtools.com/Changes.txt

Bruce on 2020-07-30 21:07

This is a great program. I've found very helpful tracking down misplaced or seemingly lost files.

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XMPlay Portable v3.8.5 Updated

billon on 3 Sep 2020
  • 626KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Ed Brownstein

XMPlay is a skinnable audio player that plays all major audio formats and includes gapless playback, effects, equalizer, net streaming. More features are available using plugins, including visualizations, more format support, cover art and more. Note that the library and playlist will not work as you change PCs.

Can play MP3, WMA, M4A, OGG and more, as well as output to WAV, MP3 OGG etc. (via external encoders).

Alternatively, XMPlay is natively portable but does not automatically adjust library and playlist paths: download the ZIP package, extract to a folder of your choice and launch xmplay.exe.
Also, you can always download the "Latest stuff" version.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch XMPlayPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: foobar2000
What's new?
  • Improved support for filetype association on Windows 10.
  • Optional capitalisation of tag names in "Message" info.
  • Playback position is included in tray icon tooltip.
  • "Save track position upon closing" option now applies when paused/stopped too.
  • Relative paths in saved playlists now use ".." to traverse parent folders.
  • Saved playlists can be set to use back or forward slashes in paths.
  • Bringing XMPlay to foreground when opening files from Windows Explorer is now optional.
  • M3U8 extension added to filetype association options.
  • Detection of OPL instruments in OMPT files.
  • Optional checking for beta updates.
  • Fix to stop paused playback auto-resuming after system sleep.
  • Fix for soundcard detection in Windows 10 v2004 ("Microsoft Sound Mapper" renamed to "Default").
  • Fix/workaround for HE-AAC seeking bug in Windows 10 AAC decoder.
Latest comments
TP109 on 2015-01-03 03:45

@smaragdus Thanks. I downloaded it. BTW, XMPlay archives older versions here: https://support.xmplay.com/files.php?id=20

The problem seems to be related to plugins. It's working now. See post at un4seen forums here:
http://www.un4seen.com/forum/?topic=16287.0

Checker on 2016-02-26 18:34

There's a v3.8.2.3 available.
See: http://www.un4seen.com/

dbonnell1972 on 2016-12-08 17:11

I used to use WinAmp (over the years became bloated and tool forever to load), then tried Cool Player (good, but not enough features for me). XM Player is the perfect balance - super fast, reliable (so far), flexible, and customizable. J.U.S.T. Perfect!

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RegScanner v2.60

billon on 20 Aug 2020
  • 98KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 19 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by FlightGeek

RegScanner scans the Windows registry for values that match a specific search criteria and displays them in one single list for editing and viewing. No longer do you have to press F3 indefinitely to locate the right value. The list can also be exported into a .REG file that can be used in RegEdit.

Category:
Runs on:Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegScanner.exe.
What's new?
  • Added option to filter the search by the owner of the Registry key. You can choose to search only Registry key with specific owners, or to exclude specific owners from the search. You can specify multiple Registry key owners as comma-delimited list, for example: SYSTEM, TrustedInstaller
Latest comments
patrickdrd on 2019-06-21 05:22

my mistake, I was referring to registryfinder

Midas on 2019-06-21 14:12

@patrickdrd: please delete the erroneous version info, then.

Special on 2020-06-04 16:53

This version (v2.50) doesn't acknowledge my regscanner.ini... Doesn't even create a new one either. Going back to the preview version works fine though.

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Core Temp v1.16

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 914KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by JohnW

Core Temp is a small footprint yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital system information. The program can track temperatures on individual processor cores, useful for advanced diagnostics or checking that cooling tools are functioning properly.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "standalone version" ZIP package (32 or 64-bit) and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Core Temp.exe.
What's new? New:
  • Intel 10th generation CPU support (Cannon/Ice/Comet Lake).
  • Package Power reading for AMD Zen based CPUs.
  • Very preliminary Intel Tiger Lake support.
  • Preliminary AMD Renoir support.
  • AMD Picasso detection.
  • Intel Lakefield detection.
Changed:
  • Expand available information on unsupported Intel CPUs.
  • Improve stepping detection on supported Intel CPUs.
  • Frequency detection changes for Nahelem/Westmere to make it consistent with newer Intel CPUs.
Fixed:
  • System hangs during ATI SMBus dump in AIDA64.
  • Crash when display DPI changes.
  • Crash when opening Settings dialog.
  • Main window incorrectly resized when display DPI changes.
  • High CPU usage on unsupported Intel CPUs.
Latest comments
I am Baas on 2013-06-04 03:39

@webfork
There's a "More downloads..." link on the developer's Website. "How to extract" mentions that, but nunz failed to RTFT.

webfork on 2013-06-04 20:23

Baas: no prob, thanks for direct-linking the 32 and 64-bit versions. Adding a notice about the adware version.

TP109 on 2014-09-05 05:39

In spite of the adware issues, I think this is the easiest-to-use and to setup CPU temperature application. It's on all my PCs and I've never had a problem with it. Just set it and forget it. The digital temperature display in the system tray is very visible and useful when resource-heavy apps are running. I'm surprised this isn't rated higher.

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streamWriter v5.5.1.0

billon on 8 Aug 2020
  • 9MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Aug 2020
  • Suggested by I am Baas

streamWriter is a feature-rich Internet radio client with the ability to record both the played stream and any number of other stations simultaneously. The program includes a searchable browser for thousands of available sources of every kind (rock, rap, talk, sports etc.), an audio splitter that looks for silence to separate tracks, and includes a basic player for recorded files. The program supports scheduled recordings, audio file wish list and block list, equalizer and allows connections with the streamWriter community to report on available radio streams.

Functional in 64-bit. Add-ons are available for additional features such as audio conversion, post-processing and tag edition.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract:
  1. Download the "portable without installation" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch streamwriter.exe
  3. When prompted, choose "Save data to application path"

Optionally, enable Addons in the File - Settings - Addons menu and check boxes next to required Addons, which will download automatically to the application folder.
Similar/alternative apps: RadioSure, Screamer Radio, Pocket Radio Player
What's new?
  • Added new category "Appearance" to settings.
  • Genre can now be written to tags of saved files.
  • Search parameters of the stream browser are saved now.
  • Fixed some bugs.
  • Updated libraries.
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-09-07 21:37

freakazoid: Cool, thanks. I've been using this program for years now and I never noticed that.

afh on 2015-09-08 15:14

Is it possible to connect via proxy which requires user and password?

freakazoid on 2015-09-08 17:29

afh: Doesn't look like you can add a user and password for the HTTP proxy. You could try something like 'user:password@yourstream.com' for the host. This might work, but I'm not sure.

If that doesn't work, you could request this feature from the developer.

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tinySpell v1.9.63

billon on 10 Jun 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 10 Jun 2020
  • Suggested by joby_toss

tinySpell allows you to easily and quickly check and correct the spelling in any Windows application. It watches your typing on the fly and alerts you whenever it detects a misspelled word. The program can also check the spelling of text that you copy to the clipboard.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch tinySpellp.exe.
What's new? See:
http://tinyspell.numerit.com/history.htm
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-11-19 14:33

... but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release.

The freeware still provides English (American or British), French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian support only -- Hunspell compatibility is only available in the paid version.

NickR on 2015-11-20 16:48

@Midas 'but it only mentions changes in the paid version for this release1'

;-) you hit the nail on the head

Ennovy on 2020-06-10 09:35

Version 1.9.63 released today

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FUPX v3.1

billon on 14 May 2020
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 May 2020
  • Suggested by jack

FUPX (formerly Free UPX) allows you to compress or decompress EXE, DLL, OCX, BPL, CPL and other files. It offers easy access to all documented and undocumented UPX parameters without the need for accessing the command-line.

The program is an advanced interface for the UPX (Ultimate Packer for eXecutables). It uses the Microsoft Portable Executable and COFF Specification.

Alternatively, FUPX Portable is in PortableApps.com Format and includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the app.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch fupx.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PortableApps AppCompactor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/free-upx/#changelog
Latest comments
__philippe on 2017-02-22 13:39

For the Facebook-allergic crowd, might as well use directly the original Command-Line UPX engine:

Terse CLI simplicity:

upx  -l sample1.exe  (Checking whether PE is packed with UPX)
upx -d sample1.exe  (Decompressing an UPX-packed PE)
upx     sample2.exe  (Compressing a plain PE)


UPX engine additional pointers:
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=85420#p85420

gbrao on 2018-09-18 23:40

FUPX v2.5 seems to only support UPX 3.95 64-bit ( not 32-bit).

jack on 2018-09-19 12:51

@gbrao
There was an error in the script creating the distribution files. It was my mistake, not a deliberate act.
I uploaded the corrected file FUPX_PORTABLE.7z to the server and now everything should be OK.
Hint: To set the 32-bit version of UPX, click the "Options" button on the toolbar. Then, on the "UPX version" list, select "3.95 32-bit" and click "Close".
Sorry for the inconvenience.

@smaragdus
I removed the "Facebook" button from the toolbar.

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FocusWriter v1.7.6

billon on 22 Apr 2020
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The minimalist interface puts options and tools on the edge of the screen and auto-saves progress. Upon relaunch, the program reloads your last file to make make it easy to jump back into your work.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Did not load locales with underscores.
  • Translation updates: Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish.
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

__philippe on 2018-03-31 15:31

Belatedly noticed FocusWriter's hefty 138MB footprint,
a tad rich for an alleged "minimalistic" word processor...;-)

webfork on 2018-04-11 22:29

philippe: true. I'll add a note that the minimalism refers to the interface.

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7-Zip Theme Manager v2.1.1

freakazoid on 2 Apr 2020
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Apr 2010
  • Suggested by zak_711

7-Zip Theme Manager allows you to change the toolbar and file-type icons for the 7-Zip archive manager.

Instructions are available to modify 7-zip Portable (thanks SYSTEM).

Note: To obtain a set of icons for use with the program, download v2.1 and extract the "toolbar" and "filetype" directories to the same directory as 7zTM.exe.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: 7-Zip: v9.23 alpha or higher, Administrative Rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch 7zTM.exe.
Latest comments
deviant on 2011-06-02 10:55

for 7zip portable users: http://rudeboyses.deviantart.com/art/7-Zip-v9-20-Theme-Pack-211366177

only 1 theme though

the_watcher on 2011-06-02 17:26

you can use it with the portable version, too...see my post here : http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=36274

Magibon on 2011-06-28 07:07

sorry guys..
i didn't see the comments about 2.1 needing .NET :(
i changed it back...

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SumatraPDF v3.2

billon on 16 Mar 2020
  • 12MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Darkbee

SumatraPDF is a lightweight, tabbed document reader for a variety of formats. Includes a wide variety of views including table of contents, rotation, facing pages, book view (2 pages side-by-side), full screen and presentation mode. Includes support for bookmarks, command-line arguments, hotkeys, and more. Additionally, SumatraPDF can function as a portable browser plugin. Supported formats include PDF, eBooks (EPUB, MOBI, FB2/FB2Z, PDB, TCR), Comic Books (CBZ/CBR/CBT/CB7Z), DJVU, CHM, XPS, TXT, images (JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, J2K, WEBP, TGA) and PostScript documents (PS/EPS, AI, PRN - requires Ghostscript).

Alternatively, Sumatra Portable adjusts recently used and most used file paths.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SumatraPDF.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: STDU Viewer
What's new?
  • Upgraded core PDF parsing rendering to latest version of mupdf. Faster, less bugs.
  • Support for multiple windows.
  • Improved management of favorites.
  • Dropped support for Windows XP. Use 3.1.2 on XP.
Latest comments
ripu on 2015-12-24 06:46

Ignore my previous comment. I am an idiot. It actually uses an old version of Sumatra, which was faster and lighter.

Midas on 2015-12-24 15:59

@ripu: you shouldn't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen. :)

KJO on 2020-03-15 20:45

Version 3.2 (2020) no longer supports XP (last XP version is 3.1.2)

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Date Reminder v3.36

billon on 7 Mar 2020
  • 262KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Mar 2020
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Date Reminder alerts you to both recurring and nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc. The reminders are listed in chronological order. Reminders can be marked "done", i.e. "dealt with". Past events will remain in the list until they are marked "done". An advance notice marker can be set a number of days before an event.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Reminder.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • Auto start option: improved handling of (possibly) obsolete installations.
  • Bugfix INI file option: KeepList did not work.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2017-01-20 14:36

I agree with dot that there are some nice options, and in addition, the list is in text format, and I have it set to autocreate CSV format so I can look at all, say, upcoming Canadian elections (I have all kinds of things in mine) and import into other programs. The author revisits most of his tools about once a year, and for utilities that is pretty good. After over a decade, I am still using Reminder.

spicydog on 2017-03-20 07:46

Can someone please post a working download link for Datetrac v12.9?

Thanks :)

MIKLO on 2017-11-28 12:07

spicydog yeah I have also not been able to find a download link for any version of Datetrac
MIKLO

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Stickies v10.0d

billon on 26 Feb 2020

Stickies work like customizable post-it notes with available styles, fonts, colors and buttons. Notes can be resized or snapped to the edges of other notes to keep them lined up. They can also act as reminders when hidden for a period, until a specified date and time, even upon waking every day, week, or month.

Alternatively, Stickies Portable is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Copy folder Stickies to your preferred place
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. Create an empty file called stickies.ini in the application folder
  5. Launch stickies.exe
Similar/alternative apps: 7 Sticky Notes, Stickypaper
What's new? See:
https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/versions.html
Latest comments
Ding-A-Ling on 2018-01-10 14:34

Version is now: v9.0e.

billon on 2019-12-25 13:24

Alternative extraction method:

Open installer in 7-Zip like "Parser" (File > 7-Zip > Open archive > # or File > Open Inside #);
You'll see four ZIPs inside;
In 2.zip - stickies.exe, in 4.zip - stickies.chm, in 6.zip - stickies8.ssk, which should be in "skins" folder, and in 8.zip - mdb2db.exe, which seems converts data DB to the new format and only need if you upgrade from the previous version.

pipperu on 2019-12-26 19:00

In order to use old version notes with the new 10.0a version you hve to UPGRADE from old version to the new 10.0a. You can NOT restore the working folder from a backup because v10.0a uses SQLITE.

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SearchMyFiles v3.10

billon on 16 Jan 2020

SearchMyFiles is a powerful alternative to the standard Windows search. It allows you to easily find files by wildcard, last modified/created/last accessed time, file attributes, content (text or binary search) and file size. File types available for search includes Microsoft Office and PDF files. The program also be detect duplicate files via the "Search Mode" drop-down box.

Note that the program is non-indexing, meaning it searches the drive directly, which is often slower but more accurate.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch SearchMyFiles.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: SwiftSearch
What's new? Added:
  • 'Enter Key Action' option (under the Options menu), which allows you to choose what to do when you press the Enter key: No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer.
  • 'Double-Click Action' option, which which allows you to choose what to do when you double-click a file - No Action, Open Properties Window, Open Selected File, Open With..., Open Folder, Select File In Explorer. This option replaces the previous 'Open File On Double-Click' option.
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2014-08-14 17:29

SearchMyFiles 2.50 is out.

Checker on 2014-08-14 18:34

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)

MIKLO on 2018-04-06 14:57

I have tried and used several search apps before and was not very impressed but as soon as I saw that this product was from NirSoft I knew I had to try it. NirSoft makes so many great apps that I use a lot, its difficult to say something new about them due to the fact that just about everything they make works great and is pretty awesome overall. One thing is 4sure the native Micro$oft search engine is close to worthless, so just about anything will be an improvement.
MIKLO

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Pazera Free Audio Extractor v2.10

webfork on 4 Nov 2019
  • 34MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Oct 2019
  • Suggested by jack

Pazera Free Audio Extractor takes the audio from most major video files without loss of sound quality or converts them to a variety of common audio formats. The program can also behave as a simple conversion tool from one audio format to another (e.g. AAC to MP3).

Some supported formats include (audio) MP3, AAC, AC3, WMA, M4A, FLAC, OGG, WAV, ALAC, WavPack, AIFF; (video) AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, MOV, RM, 3GP, WMV, VOB, MKV, WebM and OGV.

Note: By default, the program will extract/convert to MP3. Select "Try extract original audio stream" to avoid re-encoding. This is faster, but may result in a format some devices can't read. Additionally, the program has a number of predefined settings (profiles) specially designed for novice users. More advanced users can easily customize audio encoding parameters with output parameters.

Category:
Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AudioExtractor.exe or AudioExtractor64.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary languages and styles.
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, Free Audio Extractor
What's new? See:
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/audio-extractor/#changelog
Latest comments
bitcoin on 2018-02-28 12:02

nice program, i use all the time

should be a pause button and also if the program is minimized the popup screen wont close when finished, have to close the entire program. other than that excellent

bitcoin on 2019-11-04 11:58

forum topic goes to the wrong thread

webfork on 2019-11-04 21:45

@bitcoin - fixed forum link, good catch

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MemPad v3.66

billon on 30 Sep 2019
  • 449KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Sep 2019
  • Suggested by alphasurfer

MemPad is a text editor that lets you add, edit, and arrange your notes in a hierarchical, tree-based view. It supports text search, word-wrap mode, read-only mode, auto-save, notebook encryption, automatic backup, search-and-replace, a diary mode etc.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Mempad.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • System tray left click: brings window to the foreground, if it does not have the focus.
  • If password input window is aborted: warning message will only show once and not again.
  • Encrypted file, stand-by or hibernate: password is asked again after resuming
    Export window adjustments.
  • Bugfixes:
    • System tray icon resolution;
    • Launcher.txt, Lookup.txt issue with relative paths.
  • PureBasic compiler 5.71.
Latest comments
Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:32

@hamasaki, To save notes to DropBox , use the Export function, and Export to your Dropbox location.

Cornflower on 2015-01-02 21:37

Printing! I don't know where I saw it, but to Print from Mempad, Export (Page, Node, or Structure), then in the dialogue box, tick "Open the file" and "with program:" and type in notepad.exe /p (or as I do, ted.exe /p -- see ted.exe at http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=858)

hamasaki on 2015-05-01 15:25

@Cornflower, I`ve tried that but when you save in MemPad it doesn`t update the dropbox file, you have to export it again. No good.

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RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) v0.6.2

billon on 7 May 2019
  • 6MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 May 2019
  • Suggested by ashghost

RIOT (Radical Image Optimization Tool) presents a before-and-after image compression view that allows you to reduce file size of an image into JPG, PNG, or GIF format. Includes optional metadata removal, batch operations, compression to a target file size, transparency options, and other common editing functions (flip, rotate, zoom, pan). Notable versus similar software in the ability to gradually reduce the available colors one-by-one (7, 8, 9, 10...), not just milestones of 16, 32, 64 etc.

The program is also available as a plugin for XnView, GIMP, or Irfanview (see website).

Functional in Linux using Wine. Many of the official entries here on PortableFreeware have used RIOT for compression. Note that the installer version of this program is considered adware.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create two empty text files: Riot.ini and Riot-external-tools.ini in that folder
  3. Launch Riot.exe
Similar/alternative apps: FileOptimizer
What's new? Added:
  • Minimum compression setting to PNG (zlib level 1). This is useful for using with an external optimizer or reducing colors before final compression.
  • PNG compression settings “minimum” and “low” are always remembered upon program restart if save settings on exit is enabled.
Changed:
  • Improved check for updates procedure. Now enabled by default. Does not create temporary files anymore.
Fixed:
  • Clipboard lock.
  • Keep original date/time if in-place optimization.
  • Prevent delete of original if in-place optimization and “Delete original files” are used.
  • Keep original file extension when saving files in batch.
  • Keep original file extension when saving files from the main window.
  • File extension filter when using the Save As dialog for less common JPEG extensions.
  • Render images after Auto resize dialog is discarded.
  • Multi-monitor issue: restore position only if the saved position would be inside the visible area.
  • Overriding settings in “Auto, Custom Format mode” did not switched the mode the Manual.
  • “Auto, Custom Format mode” blending transparency for JPEG format (white color used now by default instead of black, but should use the last chosen color).
Latest comments
Ruby on 2013-08-19 22:15

@Checker The zip download is for 0.5.0; it appears 0.4.6 is only available as installer

Checker on 2013-08-20 17:22

@ Ruby: I changed to v0.5.0 again, but added a note.

juvera on 2013-10-11 23:40

Fortiguard running on their web server blocks all downloads.

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Ant Movie Catalog v4.2.2.2

billon on 18 Feb 2019
  • 18MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Feb 2019
  • Suggested by Hank7

Ant Movie Catalog helps to manage your collection of movies DVDs, CDs and tapes. It is able to import information from IMDB (US), DVDFR (FR), Allociné (FR), Culturalia (ES) and lots of others using scripts. It also imports media information such as codec, bitrates, resolution, framerate and size, and exports to HTML, CSV and SQL. You can store cover pictures directly within the catalog, or link to external images files in PNG, JPEG and GIF formats. Additional features include loan management and statistics charts.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the "portable" RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch MovieCatalog.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: EMDB
What's new? See:
https://antp.be/software/moviecatalog/history
Latest comments
djuRa on 2009-07-01 12:09

Software looking very nice, I will fill my movies to it...
Thank you

soulsnake on 2011-09-06 12:38

Ant Movie Catalog Unofficial 3.7.0.1

An unofficial version has been released recently fixed some bugs and adding a lot of nice features like Thumbnails viewer, HTML template viewer, etc.
In addition, it is 100% compatible with older versions.


The main changes affected by the unofficial version 3.7.0 (27/08/11) from version 3.5.1:

- Grouping has been improved to take into account the different values of multiple fields (ex: champs Category)
- Add 'Sort by' menu like 'Group by' menu to sort movie list easier.
- Add 'Thumbnails Viewer' to display movie list as thumbnails.
- Add a HTML viewer to display information of movies according to HTML template selected
- Ability to display the list across the width of the screen.
- Add random button to select a movie in the list randomly.
- Add keyboard shortcut CTRL+T to expand all movies in groups and CTRL+SHIF+T to collapse them.
- The problem that prevented to clear the date on some operating systems (Windows Vista, 7) has been fixed.
- Fix some missing translations.
- Fix some minor bugs.

For more details, go to download link:
http://forum.antp.be/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=4844

Emka on 2011-12-26 19:49

v4.1.0.2 is available, dont know if still portable

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PDF-XChange Viewer v2.5.322.10

webfork on 6 Apr 2019
  • 20MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Dec 2018
  • Suggested by Myles

PDF-XChange Viewer is a feature-rich program that displays multiple PDF documents within a tabbed interface. Edit features include the ability to rotate documents, add comments/annotations to any PDF file, apply custom stamps from any image/PDF file/Windows clipboard, mark-up pages with text and objects, and type directly on any PDF page in "Typewriter" mode.

The program supports exporting to BMP/JPEG/TIFF/PNG etc., or extracting text from a PDF page/file. Additional features include capturing the document with the snapshot tool (copies an area to clipboard), measuring tools for distance, area and perimeter, and more. A recommended picture-to-text OCR plugin is available (thanks Bruce) as is a PDF help file.

Reported as functional on Mac/Linux under WINE. Alternatively, PDF-XChange Viewer Portable adjusts paths, with an OCR plugin and help file available from the website as separate downloads.

Note:

  • This program has mostly been replaced by PDF-XChange Editor (also portable), which has some additional features.
  • For 64-bit, see forum post

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and install OCR plugin
  3. Launch PDFXCview.exe
Similar/alternative apps: SumatraPDF, PDF-XChange Editor, STDU Viewer
What's new? See:
https://www.tracker-software.com/product/pdf-xchange-viewer/history
Latest comments
Midas on 2016-03-27 20:32

FYI, additional languages OCR downloads are available from http://www.tracker-software.com/pdf-xchange-viewer-ocr ...

Mixture on 2017-02-07 16:30

@zorro:
I updated my default PDF viewer (PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.320) today. Tracker Software still updates the Viewer.
Why don't I use the PDF-XChange Editor? Simple, I need a PDF viewer, not an editor.

PAFuser on 2017-06-30 15:11

Mixture is correct. Only need as viewer with able to add text comment (download utility bills and mark date paid, less paper stored).

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